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secretary kathleen sebelius set to make the announcement and make it official in 30 minutes and the white house now warns the numbers will be. >> including word that the site has been the target of at least one cyber attack. today on capitol hill, the president's chief technology other government tech officials all came together' republicans say toughest criticism president obama himself the president said as shopping sites like amazon and kayak. something we all know is not the case. amazon and kayak. on the day of the launch. president obama should have known the harsh lesson we have all learned since that time. and that was they weren't ready. >> the republican congressman darrell issa there went on to say that the white house cut corners on the web site agreed it does have big problems. republicans playing. >> congressional oversight absolutely warranted but nobody in this room nobody in this country believes that republicans want to fix the web site. they had as many as 16 reports of security incidents. meantime the bad press seems to be taking a tool toll now. a new poll finds that
. >> there is another story tonight regarding kathleen sebelius. she returned to capitol hill to answer questions on the problems with the obama care rollout and the law itself. the president's promise that if you like your plan you can keep it. watch this. >> the white house website says if you like your plan, you can keep it and you don't have to change a thing due to the health care law. we know that lying to congress is a crime. unfortunately lying to the american people is not. i'd just like to ask you a simple true or false question. is that statement on the white house website true? or is it false? >> sir, i think the statement -- >> is it true or false, madam secretary? >> the vast majority of american who is are insured are in the employer market, are in public plans or veterans plans. those plans have stayed in place and continued to offer benefits. >> republican john cornin of texas is a member of the senate finance committee. he's with me now. why is it impossible to get a straight answer on this critical issue to the american people? >> you know, if we were in a courtroom the judge w
tonight. mike emanuel looks at kathleen sebelius on capitol hill again today. carl cameron on how obama care impacted last night's elections and how the gop plans to capitalize on it. but we begin with chief white house correspondent ed henry on that unexpected and pretty long meeting for this white house. hi, ed. >> reporter: good evening. a democratic source tells me tonight that some of the senators in this meeting with the president floated the idea of a delay of up to one year for enrollment in fines. the president did not agree to that. but i'm told these senators felt it was a constructive meeting. he listened. the big question now is, is there going to be a delay of a few months or something like that? president obama conferred late today with michael bennett just moments after they wrapped up a dramatic closed-door meeting with 15 senate democrats facing the voters in 2014 who are nervous that anger over obama care will knock them out of office. one democratic source familiar with the meeting told fox it was feisty because, quote, candidly, a lot of pent-up frustration among se
much cheaper and better. >> we are going to cover later in the show, kathleen sebelius' testimony. >> howard dean, and congresswoman. thak for jo thank you for joining us. time to plan to beat chris christie and republicans are planning the very same thing. and rand paul is back in the rewrite. rand paul famously opposed to government funding of just about everything. but he remains strongly in favor of government funded plagiarism. he is refusing to fire the plagiarists on his senate staff whose salaries are of course paid by your tax dollars. >> they're still counting provisional votes in virginia. it is still too close to call in the race for attorney general of virginia. according to the website of the state board of elections as of 10:00 p.m., state senator mark obenshain leading, mark herring by 681 votes out of 2 million cast. virginia officials are examining provisional ballots before announcing. the loser can request a recount on november 25th. if the democrat wins this would be the first time democrats control all five major statewide elective offices since 1970. up next
fired. but, kathleen sebelius is in charge of this rollout. it's a disaster. but she doesn't get fired? i don't understand. i don't get it. >> no, but, bill, look, obamacare, i believe is, good for this country. more people are insured, costs go down. we should focus on that. but, yes, yes. they have to fix this rollout problem. they have got to fix it it i'm with you on that. >> thank you, governor, we appreciate you coming on tonight. >> directly ahead, were we as a nation better off in the 1950s than we are today? the 1950s than we are today? a powerful hi honey, did you get e toaster cozy? yep. got all the cozies. [ grandma ] with n fedex one rate, i could ll a box and ship it r one flat rate. so i kn untilt was full. you'd be crazy not to. is tt nana? [ male announcer ] fedex one rate. simple, flat rate shipping with the reliability of fedex. so i deserve a small business credit card with amazing rewards. with the spark cascard from capital one, i get 2% cash back on ery purchase, every day. i break my back around here. finally soone's recognizing me with unlimited rewards! meetin
. >> still have full confidence in kathleen sebelius? >> i think kathleen sebelius under tremendously difficult circumstances over the last four and a half years has done a great job in setting up the insurance markets. there's a good product out there for people to get. she wasn't our i.t. person. i think she'd be the first to admit that if we had to do it all over again, that there would have been a whole lot of questions asked in terms of how this thing was working. but my priority right now is to get it fixed. and ultimately -- >> is she still the right person to do it? >> ultimately the buck stops with me. i'm the president. this is my team. if it's not working, it's my job to get it fixed. >> to discuss the interview, joining me now are congressman emanuel cleaver and ryan grim from the "huffington post." >> good to be with you, reverend. >> congressman, the president says his job is to get it fixed. what's your reaction? >> i think the president set the right tone. he was not argument or backing away from responsibility. and i think the greatest challenge to anyone when somethi
or are we forever now governed by kathleen sebelius and obama care? is there hope? >> we have to keep fighting. we can't stop. i agree with tom. we have to get democrats on board in the senate. there are senators now in the democratic side of the aisle who are taking the heat on this. i will tell you, people are angry b about the this and upset. the fact is we have to keep the heat on. we've got to keep pushing. revealing, shedding light on all the flaws in this as we have been doing and not let up. >> is there any hope for this website? i talked to some i.t. guys, professionals, congressman price is laughing. >> yeah. >> after hundreds of millions of dollars, do we have to scrap it? >> absolutely. the problem isn't just the website. the problem is the program itself. but the website is a symptom of the entire challenge that we have when the government tries to tell you what doctor you must see. what health care coverage plan you must purchase and cross all of the things through the irs and other governmental entitieses. it isn't going to work. we have now spent pushing $600 million o
%. kathleen sebelius had the nerve to say the marketplace is working. if they were in a real marketplace and they had that kind of sales rate they would be going out of business. this is not working. >> they are in a position where they have to get 5 million -- that's the number that was cancelled. they have to get those 5 million signed up for insurance before a month from now. if they don't sign up by december 15 they don't have coverage january 1. according to our map, that means they need 156,000 sign-ups a day for the next 32 days just to break even. that's not counting the original 7 million they said they needed to make obama care work. >> even worse than that. you are being generous. they promised the american people -- president obama, november 6, by the end of the month we anticipate it will be working the way it is supposed to. by the end of november they promised the website would be working. starting december 1. everybody can go to health care.com and it will work like priceline. they have to have everybody signed up by the 15th. that's 15 days. 388,000 people a day they hav
of the month. that would be the headline except a new problem seems to have come up as kathleen sebelius returned to capitol hill for yet another grilling, this time a security risk to users. breanna keeler is following developments, live at the white house this morning. >> reporter: it was another damaging appearance on the hill for hhs secretary kathleen sebelius. as president obama headed to the lone star state, that's right, but not a coincidence that he was in texas where a republican governor has blocked the expansion of medicaid under the obama care law. >> it is wonderful to see all of you. >> reporter: texas, not exactly friendly territory for obama care. but that's where president obama went to criticize republican opposition to his signature health care reform program. and promised its faulty website will soon be up and running. >> we are working overtime to get this fixed. and the website is already better than it was at the beginning of october. and by the end of this month we anticipate it is going to be working the way it is supposed to. >> reporter: back in the hot seat a
of town, health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius handles the fight on capitol hill. the administration is doing more damage control as reports from obama care contracts indicate even more problems with the october roamout than previously thought. we're going to monitor this hearing. and we'll bring you news as a it warrants. sebelius is sure to face blit terring criticisms, though, in that hearing. not only over the website debacle, but also over the false assurances that people could keep their insurance plans if they wanted to. you may remember this exchange from her last appearance on capitol hill. >> some people like to drive a ford and some people like to drink out of a red solo cup, not out of a chris it will stem. you're taking away their choice. >> and that was marsha blackburn. and she's joins us this morning. good morning. >> good morning. >> you didn't minnesota words with her. now i think americans want solutions. listen to what your fellow republican, chris christie had to say. >> i think that the party has got to focus on winning again. you know, somet
services officials are there. days later kathleen sebelius says we're right on track to rolling out flawlessly october 1. are we to assume there was such a culture of intimidation or no drama within the white house that no one has had the courage or the responsibility enough to prime the president and say i just saw a presentation. this fall is going to be scary on the rollout? >> what is curious about that is kathleen sebelius was in the meeting. she was there. marilyn tavenner who runs c.m.s., they were there. they heard. one of the things mackenzie said was if your website is not working, the call centers can't get the stuff into the system. we found that out the hard way. they also said there is no single person in charge. this is a giant bureaucracy. you need a project manager. but the federal government said we can handle it. they couldn't. meanwhile it gets even worse. according to -- so that was that. they knew. they knew going back. how many times do we hear the president and his surrogates say if you like your plan, you can keep it? they have known for years that tens of m
by the senator directed to health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius. of course, she should resign but she will not. summing up obamacare is having some impact on politics but not enough for the president to make any changes. and that's the memo. now for the top story tonight. reaction, joining us from reaction, fox news analyst charles krauthammer. so virginia now a liberal state, charles? >> it remains a purple state. it's up for grabs. the last time we enacted this play four years ago a republican won. i think the republicans had a weaker but obamacare was a very key issue. this is going to be the one lesson the democrats are going to take out of last night's elections and what you said is true. the white house, the president is not going to change. that's because he is not running again. so he will stay there. he will hang in there. he will pretend it's all going well. he will do all the surges or whatever. what you have to keep your eye on is the uprising. it doesn't have the to be the uprising in the country. uprising among the democrats who have to run next year. 11 democrat
, hhs secretary kathleen sebelius seemed to blame contractors for the launch of a website that was not ready for primetime. >> i think the contractors gave us the green light and said as recently as the end of september when not only they were talking to us but talking to congress we are ready to go. >> reporter: but internal memos show project manager henry chow was having serious reservations back in july writing "i just need to feel more confident they're not going to crash the plane at take-off." the plane did crash. and thursday mr. obama seemed to take responsibility for it. >> there have been times where i thought we were kind of slapped around a little bit unjustly. this one's deserved. right. it's on us. >> reporter: several state insurance commissioners have rejected the president's renewal proposal. and an insurance industry group is warning it could raise premiums, but some experts feel some insurance companies will grant the president's wish. >> they are in the business to make money on policies. and if the policies that they were selling that they've had to d
't do it. >> yes, they did. kathleen sebelius. >> she's not the ceo. it's basically the medicare people running this. she has the title and that's it. they didn't have an actual executive. from the president on down, they didn't have a ceo of a major piece of legislation that was remaking one-sixth of the u.s. economy. and a guy named david cutler who was the co-architect, harvard professor, he wrote them a written letter in may of 2010 saying you don't have the team in place to execute this. it's going to fail. >> you know how the government works, correct? the government works by departments. everything in the bureaucracy is headed by a department. so the treasury department handles this, justice department hams that, the defense handles this. health and human services handle obama care because that's health. ceo is kathleen sebelius. no, stop, kelly. >> no, she stdoesn't know anythg about the website. why didn't he find somebody who does? >> that's the key. sebelius was in place. she couldn't do the job. absolutely. to this day, she has no clue about any of this. however, she's still
. >> if the figures stay at that number, will you buy stock in kathleen sebelius? >> look, there is no question the president will stay with her during this storm. he will not give the republicans a body on this right now. she is in the middle of the storm. the president defended her saying she doesn't write the code for the website. she is not the person responsible for the problems right now. she is the president's person now, she has sort of led the department into this ditch and it is her job to lead it out. how long does she last? it is a question between the president and kathleen sebelius. the question is, if he let her go now or if she walked away, he would have to re-nominate somebody and have them confirmed by the senate, with a lot of nervous republicans, so good luck with that. >> and with the number this low, they're going to have to extend it, aren't they? they can't just expect the vast majority of americans to pay fines because the system is so deeply flawed? >> the last point you make on the fines is the most likely thing politically for the administration to do, is to extend t
, software issues, many of which need to be fixed. this from kathleen sebelius. warning earlier this week, quote, this isn't a magic turn-on switch. the experience is improved every day. from not working at all in the beginning of october. the president, being optimistic today encouraged people who backed the law to talk up the advantages of health care over the thanksgiving holiday. asking them to try to convince their relatives to go enroll. although if the anyone needs help with insurance and enrolling while the turkey is roasting, don't call the call center. it will be closed tomorrow. you can't make this stuff up. the biggest news of all came just hours ago when the administration announced millions of american workers will be blocked from using the website all together told they cannot, should not and will not be permitted to use the online health care.gov option until november of next year. by the way, it will be after the midterm elections. marc thiessen is a former speech writer for president george w. bush. it's usually no accident when they release news like this late in the da
access. >> kathleen sebelius? >> under tremendously difficult circumstances over the last 4 1/2 years has done a great job in setting up the insurance market so that there is a good product for people to get. kathleen sebelius doesn't like code. she was not our it person. she would be the first to admit that if we had to do it all over again, there would have been a whole lot more questions asked in terms of how this thing is working. my priority right now is to get it fixed. ultimately -- >> she is still the right person? >> ultimately the buck stops with me. i'm the president and this is my team. if it's not working it's my job to get it fixed. >> a lot more and other issues throughout the hour. i have to sneak in a break, but they would allow plans that existed on the individual market as of this year to stay in effect through 2014. he responded to the president in the following statement. an apology is certainly an order, but what americans want to hear is that the president will keep his promise. the president is sincerely sorry he misled the american people, the least he can do is s
. >> we go back to capitol hill. no laughs there. kathleen sebelius once again was in the hot seat. max baucus who heads up the senate finance committee where she sat down at the witness table yesterday, remember he helped write the law. the last time she was there, he referred to the affordable care act implementation as a potential train wreck. he said he was unhappy with it. but bill nelson, the democrat from florida, summed it up when he was talking about the contractors responsible for the affordable care act website. he said, quote, i want you to burn their fingers and make them pay for not being responsible. she would not agree to that. >> john cornyn actually -- this is the most incredible thing today. he actually -- john cornyn -- gets in there and says i have a simple question. the people that will have all of our information, which we're assuming might be at risk, is there a background check on them. listen to this conversation. >> isn't it true that there is no federal requirement for navigators to undergo a criminal background check even though they will receive personal --
on capitol hill about the disastrous obamacare rollout, health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius returns today for round 2. what can we expect to hear? joining us from the senate side, pennsylvania senator pat toomy, a member of the senate finance committee. he's going to be there this morning. good morning to you, senator. >> good morning, steve. >> i bet she's going to get an ear full because i know you guys in the senate have been getting an ear full from your constituents who suddenly have gotten those, hey, you've just been canceled notes in the mail. >> that is exactly right. of course, you know, how many times has the president promised people that if you like the coverage you have, you'll get to keep it? we always knew that was untrue. now, of course, it's coming home. and it's devastating to people. three and a half million so far have gotten these letters. because of obamacare, they lose their coverage. their plan no longer meets the satisfaction of the president and his administration. and here's what's devastating, steve. because of the incompetent rollout and the lac
two. health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius went before lawmakers today where she was grilled by senators about the disastrous obama care rollout. they held her feet to the fire. ♪ >> in the last five weeks, access to health care.gov has been a frustrating experience. >> it is simply inexcusable that the members of this committee were not told earlier that these problems were occurring. >> people are angry. millions of americans are scared. >> you have been misleading the american people. the president has. over and over again. >> we know lying to congress is a crime. unfortunately, lying to the american people is not. >> more people are losing their insurance than are signing up on the website. they are being directed to a website that doesn't even work. >> i want you to burn their fingers and make them pay. >> it's impossible to do something in this administration that gets you fired. it's impossible. >> we made a promise to ensure no one ever went broke just because they got sick. you, madam secretary, must make good on that promise. >> you have said america s
me. if i was kathleen sebelius i would not be picking out redecorating plans. >> he asked if she should be fired and whether she's still got his confidence. the president dodged it. he said do you have the full confidence of kathleen sebelius? he said, she didn't write the code. she would be the first to admit there would be a lot more questions asked. is she still the right person? he said the buck stops with me. if he were going to fire her, wouldn't it have already happened? >> no. we'll end up with a health care czar because they can't get b b somebody through the senate. they will let the whole rollout of disaster be her fault. after they are done they will launch her back to kansas and say, now meet this guy you have never heard of who is the new health czar because the evil republicans in the senate won't confirm our great choice. she needs to be there. if you're going to fire her, you have to keep her long enough to be to blame for everything. >> it's sick how things work in wash war. thank you. >> you bet. >> we are just getting started. the president's new effort to dig
secretary kathleen sebelius taking a lot of heat for the failings of obama care and the go many is hoping to keep the pressure on her boss. a rising republican star, author of "unintimidated." welcome to you. >> good to be here. >> are we in a position where republicans would love kathleen sebelius to keep her job as long as humanly possible? >> many of us like yourself warned about the problems we're seeing with obama care, not just with the rollout but as i cautioned to many republicans in my state and across the country, we need to be careful. we need to join with americans and join in their frustration, not in any way look like we're relishing this and if obama care goes over the cliff, we shouldn't be the ones pushing it. we should be back trying to help everyday americans find a better way, a better alternative and that's what we're trying to do. >> does the apparent catarrhaphy of obama care in any way justify the government shutdown? because at the time the republicans were getting heat for forcing that but now some are saying well, they had a point, didn't they? >> well, i said m
sketch and parody of health secretary kathleen sebelius. she said the website was only designed to handle six users at a time and it got a laugh on saturday night. then figures came out released by republicans yesterday showing only six americans actually did sign up during the website's entire first day of operations. the obama administration fought back today. they said those figures are not official. they say the pace of enrollment will pick up and new numbers will be released later this month. >>> a story from medicine making news tonight. the march of dimes says premature births in the u.s. have fallen to a 15-year low, mostly because of better health, better health care. but sadly the u.s. still ranks worst among the nations in the developing world. >>> and a man who has always dispensed medical care his way has retired. there may never be anyone like dr. russell donor of rushville, illinois. we profiled him last year in our "making a difference" segment. he was called the $5 doctor locally. because that's all he ever charged for an office visit. he is ending his practice and his cl
. john, thank you very much. today secretary of health and human services kathleen sebelius told congress there were 200 flaws in the health care web site but she expects all will be fixed by the end of the month. three and a half million americans have been told that their health plans will be canceled because their plans don't meet the minimum requirements of obamacare. we asked wyatt andrews to look into that. >> reporter: karen defnall did not vote for the president and was not a fan of health care reform until she learned that obamacare could be a very good deal for her. >> i perceive this as a blessing and if it comes into fruition i'm very grateful for this. >> reporter: defnall, who runs a small day care in virginia, is about to lose her current policy with anthem health. her monthly premium now at $771 will go down under obamacare to $221 thanks to a federal subsidy. she also saves on out-of-pocket costs. defnall's current policy has limited coverage for preventative tests, pediatric care and the emergency room. but all of that is covered under the new law and could reduce her ou
to get obama care up and running. kathleen sebelius saying it is a work of constant improvement. how in the world will supporters of obama care defend the new laws as the deadline comes and goes and as those policy cancellations keep rolling in? particularly as they head home and mingle with a lot of unhappy constituents during the thanksgiving and christmas holidays something republican senator marco rubio says may be a game changer. >> it has to be refield. how long will it take for democrats to realize and cooperate? so far i think at the upper echelons of the democratic party they're being stubborn bit. my prediction, check back in eight week. >> joining the panel "wall street journal" columnist dan headinger and james freeman. dan, quite a sight. when lawmakers go home, i'm thinking back to 2010 and those tea party town halls. are we going to see a redo of that? >> i think we probably will, david, but the people there will not be members of the tea party, just be average americans and they're going to come in and be very upset about the stories that they have heard of people hav
another rough day for health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius. >> access to healthcare.gov has miserably frustrating experience. i'm focused on fixing it. >> even democrats focused on a new website before month's end. >> it's a two way street. tell us what's going on fully. >> senate republicans siting months of ignored questions about potential problems and the possibility of insurance policy cancellations were more blunt. >> the only thing i can conclude is that it's impossible to do something in this administration is that gets you fired. >> democrat bill nelson demanded sebelius punish website designers. >> i want you to burn their fingers and make them pay for not being responsible. >> but most of team obama care remains in place. the president's approval rating hovers in the low 40s. rivals george w. bush at the same stage of his presidency and right after hurricane katrina that. >> i need to be a doctor. >> hey do you have that obama care? >> oh what's that? >> it's great. >> carrie underwood and brad paisley at the country music a wards mocke
and unacceptable. yesterday the secretary of health and human services kathleen sebelius testified before the senate committee and tried to address some of those democratic concerns. >> while we don't have the fully functioning system yet that consumers need and deserve, we do have a plan in place to identify, pryorioritizeprioritize and manage the remaining fixes across the system. >> what we've receive the past week or so with more and more democrats coming out and trying to distance themselves not from the health care law itself which they all by and large still support, but from the way the website was rolled out and the way that the administration has handled the fallout from that. here's why democrats have concern. if you look at cbs exit polling from the virginia governor's race on tuesday, 53% of voters in that state said that they oppose the health care law and ken cuccinelli the republican won 81% of those voters. now, he still lost the race norah, charlie, and gayle, but not by as much as everyone expected. just two points. >> nancy cordes thank you.
came afternoon another rough day for congress's health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius. >> access to healthcare.gov has been a missably frustrating experience. it is not acceptable. i am know wassed or fixing it. >> even a friendly group want it to work. >> it's a two-way street. you have to tell us candidly what's going on. >> yes. >> ignoring questionsing the potential website problems and the possibility of insurance policy cancellations were more blunt. >> the only thing i can conclude is that it's impossible to do something in this administration that gets you fired. >> i want you to burn their fingers and make them pay for not being responsible. >> but most of team obama care remains in place. the president's approval rating now hovers in the low 40s and rivals george w. bush's at the same stage of his presidency and right after her hurricane katrina. >> i think i need to see a doctor. >> hey, you do have that obama care? >> obama care? what's that that oh, it's great. >> still, carrie underwood and brad paisley at the country music awards mocked on care to the tu
their choice. >> that was kathleen sebelius yesterday being grilled over the president's broken promise. my next guest is forcing them to keep their word. johnson filed the if you like your plap you can keep it act. here with the details, the man himself, ron johnson, wisconsin senator. welcome back. >> hi, sean. >> if you like your plan you can keep it. i want my $2500 savings per family per year act. >> right. >> and the website will run easy act. can we do that? >> sean, this is about freedom. president obama's promise is being broken to millions of americans today. so my bill allows those americans to have the promise kept for them. they can actually keep their health care plan as president obama promised. that's the only way he was able to sell this to a gullible public unfortunately. i am encouraging my democratic colleagues to join with me quickly to pass the bill to presefb the health care plans before they are extinct. >> let's go to the president's words. he was so definitive. he said it so often, as recently as last month. if you like your plap you can keep your plan. >> right. >
the president if he had confidence in kathleen sebelius and the president had an answer, but he did not answer mr. tood's question. >> i think he said i think she would be the first to admit if we had to do it all over again she would be the first one to ask how things are working. >> he did not answer whether he has confidence for kathleen sebelius who has taken responsibility for the stinkin' website but with this particular catastrophe, with the computers -- >> if i thought my signature plan was rolling out, i wouldn't be golfing the sunday before. i would just sit there and go can we run through a test run here before i get on my polo shirt and go outside. >> the past isn't looking good for anybody, including the president. i >>heather: at this point for the benefit of those -- >> i hope for the benefit of those like bill elliott and those in danger of losing their policy something is done. still on the site as of this morning, i'm not sure if this was put on there again to say we are keeping it. this type we -- this time we are going to keep our promise. if you like your plan, you can kee
. under kathleen sebelius who is flexible -- i don't work for you. you have gay guys who will have to buy health insurance that covers maternity care. you have mormons who have to buy insurance to cover gambling addiction therapy and sex change operations. we are forceded to pay for things we don't want. everyone i have run into except two people -- >> bill maher and who is the other? >> have been thrown off health care. blue cross/blue shield pulled out of california. i know a lot of doctors. they said they just get notices from the insurance company saying you are no longer allowed to be on our plan. they want to keep the doctors who don't see many patients. no matter how much the media loves obama they can't hide the cancellation notices as they come in. >> so i actually that both in the house and senate republicans said if you like your plan you can keep it act. how do democrats get ouft that considering they made the same promise as obama? >> i will tell you. this is important. every senate democrat will either vote for it or have harry reid will set it up. you have to remember the a
and you know what kathleen sebelius is doing now? put her picture up and put up miss wakefield's picture and say, what are you doing, miss wakefield? what are you doing, kathleen sebelius? they're saying, we're going to change it not by law, 'cause we've lost in the law. we've lost in the federal courts. by regulation. we're going to demand that there can't be compensation for people who give bone marrow through blood, just like you donate blood, just like you donate platelets. painless. not a big procedure. and certainly they showed the federal court that bone marrow is not an organ like the kidneys. but they want to decide whether you get bone marrow or your family gets bone marrow or not as 1,000 people die each year. >> it's obvious the problem. how is the federal government thinking people will get rich on this? >> they're saying, well, they're going to profiteer over it somehow and it should be a matter of philanthropy, that someone gives it to you. philanthropy has not worked in this environment. if people could be compensated with scholarships or enhancements in some way to say y
neat to look at. >> aides to hhs secretary kathleen sebelius confirmed on wednesday that the web site won't be ready to handle small businesses' purchases of health insurance for their employees until this time next year, prompting this response from republican national committee chairman. with each passing day, it's clear how much worse obamacare is than a web site full of glitches. yet again the administration has made a wholesale change to their signature piece of legislation because of the disastrous impact it is having on americans. it's time we stop delays pieces of obamacare, he concluded, and scrap it and start over with common sense reforms. uninsured individuals who want to avoid paying that fine must purchase their health coverage by march 31. back to you in new york. >> thank you, james rosen, from d.c. >> thanks. >>> as the deadline approaches, we've seen a couple of closed door meetings taking place with democrats who are concerned certainly about their reelection and want to go find out from the administration what exact israeli going to happen. we know vice president b
exchanges. but the federal exchange, no money. in fact, juliette reports that kathleen sebelius couldn't find enough money to keep programmers under her wing and so what ended up happening was all of the responsibilities were fragmented to several offices in different locations. so what ends up happening is the train wreck that the republicans predicted would happen came true largely in part because of what republicans did to try to derail the law. now, that's not to say that there weren't mistakes, miscalculations, political timidity on the white house's part. but at least the white house is trying to do something affirmative, do something positive for people who don't have health insurance. the republicans have been trying to sabotage a law with no alternative to replace it with. >> and what you said just now interestingly enough seems to be where the american people are, jonathan. because if you look at the polls, the public still wants to give obama care a chance. 47% want to keep or expand the law. only 24% want to see the law repealed. and 13% say they want the law repealed and r
kathleen sebelius for more. good to see you tonight. as the president was out there with the 800 number he knew that basically was just another way of sending people to the website ultimately. >> it's a facade. it's one of several facades, megyn. the president already has a nobel prize for peace. i think he's shooting for one in fiction to send people to the mail instead of the website when you know you are going in exactly the same queue is to create an appearance that everything is going swimmingly when you know otherwise. >> why can't there be honesty? we picked it up with marc. why can't he say, i didn't tell the truth or broke a promise. i broke a critical promise and millions of american peoples are hurting because of it. this is what i will do. we don't have that. what i said. this is what he said. what we have said was if you had a policy that didn't change. that's not what he said. now the thing about, oh, you can just call the 800 number. that just directs people back to the website. >> i could have sworn he said "period" at the end and now he's addededed a lengthy footnote. if a
. it was a week ago she was grilled at a house hearing prior to kathleen sebelius, who is the health and human services secretary. joining me live is republican congressman robert pitten jer. he's been calling it a national disaster of the also joining us, tom scully who served as cms administrator under president george w. bush. he's a republican working who's been promoting the health care law, and seies it as a potentia gold mine that could make some people very rich. congressman, you were not in favor of the government shutdown over the aca or defunding the law. why do you see the health care now as such a disaster or what do you see that can be done to enhance it to make it work properly? >> well, thanks, thomas. yes, i had voted 15 times to defund or replace, reform the health care law. however, i just felt the strategy that was being advocated to shut down the government was not going to be fruitful. as it turned out, as i anticipated, it only had 14 votes in the senate to go along with that strategy that would require a shutdown of the government. that didn't seem to be very politicall
. and these regulations that kathleen sebelius had pushed through shortly after obama care became law. hobbling the ability of people to keep their plan, as the president claimed they would. you read it. you saw it. and you went to the senate floor to do what? >> i took a bill to repeal that particular provision so that people would be able to keep their insurance, that they were promised they could keep. this presidential mantra that goes on and on, the democrats believe. and as a result they defeated my repeal amendment. and so we're still stuck at this point with the same thing. >> how many democrats voted in favor of your proposal? >> every one of the democrats voted in favor of it. that puts america at risk and it should put their jobs at risk. >> they voted against your attempt to fix this regulation? >> that is right. my attempt to make what the president was saying come true, he didn't like it. he likes the mantra, the mantra was still on the white house website at 4:00 this afternoon, saying if you like what you have got, you can keep it. and you don't have to do a thing to keep your p
, senators got their chance to question health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius. meanwhile, the president flew to texas where he called out the state's lawmakers for not taking full advantage of the affordable care act. >> one of the things that sometimes gets me a little trust rated although i understand it because i'm in politics is folks who are complaining about how the website's not working and why isn't obama fixing this and all of these people are uninsured and let, they're leaving a million people right now without health insurance that they could immediately fix. there's not a lot of logic. >> republican congressman from texas, michael burgess sits on the house energy and commerce committee. congressman, good to see you. >> good morning, craig. >> while they may not all live in your district, what do you say to the president's criticism that by not opting to expand medicaid, at least, not opting to expand medicaid 1 million people who could have insurance in texas, do not. >> let's get a couple of things out there first. medicaid will continue to exist in texas as
as they go on and see how much their premiums are about to be hiked. kathleen sebelius said, well, we have no specific plan but apparently they are considering, possibly subsidizing the insurance policies of people who required no subsidy on the individual insurance market and were fine with the plan until they were cancelled thanks to obama care. >> they are flailing around. a premium subsidy doesn't help if your deductible doubled. it doesn't help if you lost your docker to. the premium subsidies aren't a solution to begin with for people losing their doctors, seeing deductibles double. they are offering premium subsidies -- used to be for low income the people. now they are offering it to middle income people to cover health insurance they don't want or need. we are going to build a taxpayer now just not for low income people to get substance abuse care and maternity care but we'll do it for middle income people, too. so let's bill the taxpayer for the disaster. >> and there is a real question about whether there is more money for that kind of thing. >> yeah. >> and can president obama
in the senate, that would say you can't hire felons, you can't hire people who are convicts. you know, kathleen sebelius at hhs has said it's possible. it's not a federal requirement. the states can have the requirement. i think that everybody is on board. we don't want any corruption. so far there is no corruption. all we have is everybody who doesn't like it who really wants to subvert obamacare, jumping on anything they can find. >> juan, we just showed you corruption. >> come on, that's so small, bill. come on. >> it's so small. i don't know if we have time to go to every single, you know, navigator deal they have. but go ahead, mary katharine. >> the hater's bawl for obama care has always been populated by more than half of the united states. i'm happy to be there it's not super fun because a lot of people are losing their insurance. so it's not a lot of dancing. it's actually a lot of sadness. these are serious issues. the navigator program specifically, right before the thing launched, they cut down the number of hours that these guys had to be trained. there is no requirement that they
act. and then the legislation was accompanied by rule makings and kathleen sebelius wrote that rule that then counter the president's promise, right? so there is a process for doing this. unfortunately his own h.h.s. secretary was the one who wrote the rule who made his promise impossible to keep. so, it's part administrative and joanna, i think the question is whether a case will actually be brought. separate from the legality though, is these insurance industry analysts, people that like the kellogg school of management, they are saying, this could potentially just upend the entire insurance industry because they have already factored in the expanded risk pool. and that's why they cancelled these policies because they were going to have these all these people with preexisting conditions now and they had to rejigger the way that they were going to take in known money and their risk assessments. this totally upends that meaning the federal government could spend more. premiums next year could be more and all sorts of other unintended consequences. >> like so many things this was a s
department. the defendant is kathleen sebelius's department of health and human services. they administer obama care. >> this is all over -- >> the religious liberty mandate. >> and the contraceptions employers will have to provide to employees. so the administration tells the court -- take out the legalese. what does it say? >> what they are saying basically is we have the grandfather provision. they don't say, by the way, that's what the president is relying on to say if you like your health care plan you can keep it, period. we have the this grandfather provision. but it's fading away. in fact, by the end of 2013, we anticipate that most of what was covered by the grandfather provision would lose their coverage. >> the shocking thing is it's not only those on the individual. it is most group health plans. >> they cite to a kaiser study about employer health plans. the whole thing. they cite to page in the federal register also about employer health plans and basically estimates that 7 of 10 people on the high end estimate who have employer health plansing get their coverage at work wil
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